Heart of Queensland
Connect to the locals & witness the beneﬁts of rural communities
Be exposed to the primary production industry & broaden your knowledge
Be mesmorised by the beauty of the Outback & visit exclusive locations
MONDAY 19 JUNE - SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2023
5 night’s accommodation at Saltbush Retreat premium rooms
All meals - breakfast, lunches & dinners
All entry fees
Alcohol at some events, otherwise a cash bar is available
Outback Dan as your personal host
Flights to Longreach
MONDAY 19 JUNE
Arrive Longreach, be greeted at 2pm to start the tour
Meet Outback Dan your personal host
Tour of ‘Camden Park Station’ and dinner in the Woolshed
TUESDAY 2o JUNE
Tour of School of Distance Education
Tour at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame including live Stockman's Show
Smithy’s drovers sunset cruise on the Thomson River & dinner
WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE
Tour of Cattle spelling yards & saleyards
Tour of Dr Arratta Museum & Cassimatis Store Museum in Muttaburra
Dinner on top of spectacular Mt Mitchell at ‘Weewondilla’
Thursday 22 JUNE
Tour of working cattle property
- QANTAS Founder Museum and plane tour
- Luminescent Light Show
FRIDAY 23 JUNE
Tour the Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Lunch on incredible embankment
Tour of Winton
SATURDAY 24 JUNE
Final breakfast to reflect on the tour
Explore the main street & buy from the bush
Depart for Brisbane
Monday 19 June 2023
If you're flying in you will touch down on the tarmac at Longreach just after 2pm. “Outback Dan” will be your personal host for of the tour and he will greet you and show you some of Longreach’s iconic landmarks, before you check into your accommodation at the Saltbush Retreat.
We will then be welcomed to Camden Park Station where you will tour the working property and then enjoy an amazing dinner with a cold beverage in the Camden Park Shearing Shed.
TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2023
The day will start at the Longreach School of Distance Education where you will tour one of the world’s largest classrooms. Meet some of the students and understand their lives as they share their experiences of home and school life.
We will then head to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame for lunch before enjoying the Outback Stockman’s Live Show, the Museum and the cinematic experience. Be immersed in the pioneering stories and experiencing the history of the area through the voices of the many unsung heroes of the Australian Bush.
The colour of the outback come alive at sunset as you glide down the Thomson River aboard the Longreach Explorer for Smithy’s Drovers Sunset Cruise. Take in and capture the sweeping 360-degree views of the river and ﬂoodplain. As the vibrant sunset colours fade into starlight, we’ll dock at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. We will transfer you back to your accommodation for a restful night.
WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2023
The day will start with a tour of the Longreach Saleyards. You will see first-hand how technology is innovating selling cattle and admire a best practice sale yard that has been implementing modern ways in sale and spelling yards.
Then the day is all about unearthing the surprises of Muttaburra – and there are many! For a town with a population of 70 what you will experience here is truly incredible!
To start with, Muttaburra is the gazetted centre of Queensland. We will tour the Dr Arratta Museum, which houses an array of historical medical artefacts and the Cassimatis General Store & Cottage – these buildings showcase the contribution of one of the many early pioneering Greek families.
On our way to the replica of the Muttaburrasaurus Langdoni, which has a new home in the Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre, we’ll explore the amazing sculptures of the town that showcase the talent of the local artistic community.
As we head back towards Longreach we’ll stop at stunning Mt Mitchell. You will again be memorised by the views. Enjoy a cold twilight drink while witnessing the stunning beauty of Western Queensland. Once the sun dips below the horizon, we will have a three course, sit down, silver service dinner under a blanket of stars.
THURSDAY 22 JUNE 2023
Today we will head to “Longway” for some generous country hospitality and an opportunity to learn about primary production. Savour a delicious cup of tea and smoko, before having a tour of the property.
We will then go and spend a couple of hours at the Outback Founders Museum, which tells the story of Australia’s national airline, from its birth in Outback Queensland to present day. The tour includes the 747 experience & super constellation tour as well as museum entry.
We will have dinner at the historic Wellshot Hotel in Ilfracombe after the Luminescent Light Show at the Qantas Founders Outback Museum. This spectacular night time light and sound experience is designed to delight, entertain, inform and move.
SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2023
We will start the day with an intimate breakfast where we can ﬁrm up new friendships while enjoying your ﬁnal Western Queensland wonders. There will then be an opportunity to explore Longreach with a free hour or two. Discover the main street of Longreach, ‘buy from the bush’ at one of many quality local retailers or to take something home to remember your special time in Western Queensland.
After this it will be time to head to the terminal to board your plane for departure to Brisbane.
Friday 23 JUNE 2023
On Friday we will jump in the bus and head north west to the incredible Australian Age of Dinosaurs the home to the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world. It offers world-class, interactive guided tours for everyone to enjoy. Tours are split between three sites: the Fossil Preparation Laboratory, the Reception Centre with its Collection Room and Dinosaur Canyon. We will be doing the Ultimate Dinosaur Tour and the lunch venue is stunning and the view worth every km!
After this we will go to the township of Winton and explore all the town has to offer including the musical fence, historic pubs and the most fascinating department store!
We will then return to Longreach for dinner at The Branch to reﬂect on the past few days.